Poems. Prayers & Promises

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

This Rest

Sweet the moments
Immersed in heaven
Constant praise
This love
So much within
This rest
Joy released
Constant grace

Friday, 11 April 2014

Fire and Air

Today
I pierce the world’s skin
Crimson coloured fluid
Oozed from giant wounds
Our spirits
Danced in livid rage
Blood anointed scared knives
Clashed
Our skin is icy
Violet crystal within the veil
The wound
The silence
The wretchedness
The desolation
In the place of death
At the heart of legend
I will say nothing
As voices fail
And grace is shared
And come to live with us.



(Today, if you will hear His voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion) – Hebrews 3:15

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

The Foolish Man

No time to stand still
Brick upon brick
In the worst possible place
In the calm before the storm

Freedom
Visions of growing old

Outside
Swathes of water
On the roof, shining
Creak of wood
Pounding
Heavy as stone

Anger
Rage
The little word
Never had time
To stand
To age
To resist

And after the rain
The sky is clear.

My heart is made of stone.
My name is chalked upon the rock.


Written for Poets United (Susan’s prompt of foolishness) but also works with Mary’s prompt of time at Poetry Jam



(But anyone who hears my teaching and doesn’t obey it is foolish, like a person who builds a house on sand. When the rains and floods come and the winds beat against that house, it will collapse with a mighty crash. – Matthew 7 v 26-27).